Pak Jiddat - Innovative Software Services

Read: In the name of thy Lord Who createth, Createth man from a clot. Read: And thy Lord is the Most Bounteous, Who teacheth by the pen, Teacheth man that which he knew not. Nay, but verily man is rebellious That he thinketh himself independent!. Lo! unto thy Lord is the return. (Sura Alalaq 96:8)

Backing up and restoring LXD containers

Created On: 01 May, 2018: 12:00:59 - Tags : server management | command line tools


LXD containers can be backed up creating snapshots or by creating an image from the container. The first method which is creating snapshots is useful for taking quick icremental backups of containers. However it does not provide a full backup. The second method allows creating full backup.

To take a full backup of a container we need to run the following commands:

// generates an image from the container
sudo lxc publish {container_name} --force --alias {image_name}
// saves the image as a file. the file can be copied to secondary storage such as usb
sudo lxc image export {image_name} .
To restore the backup, we need to first manually import the image using the following command:

sudo lxc image import {file} --alias {image-name}
Next we need to launch a container from the image using the command:

sudo lxc launch {image-name} {container-name}

Related Articles

  1. Finding name server records for domains using Dig
  2. Ignoring errors during MySQL import
  3. Resizing Linux root partitions without unmount on Google Cloud
  4. Running multiple versions of mailx command
  5. Using PSCP command for copying files and directories
  6. Configuring SFTP/SSH access for LXC Containers
  7. Debugging programs on Linux using strace
  8. Generate Certificate Signing Request (CSR) for ssl certificates
  9. Split large files using split command in Linux
  10. Error in pushing changes to remote git repository
  11. Monitoring user activity with acct package
  12. Permanently authenticating with remote git repositories
  13. Passing command line arguments to Python script
  14. List users currently logged in
  15. Using Redir command for redirecting ports
  16. Sending email through Gmail server using mailx command
  17. Fetching website resource over https using wget
  18. Delete downloaded file using Wget
  19. Using Oauth2l
  20. How to Backup and Restore LXC containers
  21. Fix ntfs disk is corrupt error
  22. Recover deleted files on ext3/ext4 file system using Photorec
  23. Convert pdf files to text files
  24. Viewing number of files in directory
  25. Using Rsync to copy all files recursively into one folder
  26. Using SED tool for replacing text in files
  27. Automate scp command using sshpass
  28. Getting /etc/rc.local file to work on Debian 9 (Stretch)
  29. Increasing number of concurrent connections for Proftp
  30. Changing ownership of symbolic link
  31. Configuring Apache to process html files as php
  32. Php server APIs
  33. Apache Multi Processing Modules (MPMs)
  34. Calculating the number of simultaneous connections supported by Apache
  35. Problem with copying large files to USB
  36. Monitoring RAM usage on server
  37. Finding CPU usage using top command
  38. Format of crontab file
  39. Force grub2 to not use UUID